The Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Lowered by Argus to "Hold"

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When we see the company's Volatility, it now has a monthly volatility of 1.16% and weekly volatility of 1.35%. Earnings, with 16 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.65. After $1.49 actual earnings per share reported by Harris Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.74% negative EPS growth. Cowen and Company set a $43.00 target price on Pfizer and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, July 10th.

Pfizer Inc. was covered by a number of analysts recently, 4 rated the stock as Buy, 8 rated Outperform, 8 rated Hold, 0 gave an Underperform and 1 rated sell. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 2 to "Overweight". Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Pfizer from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th.

Sell-side analysts have also provided a consensus recommendation of 2.50 on company shares. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $111.0 target in Monday, August 21 report. (NYSE:PFE). Covington Cap Management holds 158,220 shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. The stock had a trading volume of 2,568,901 shares. Since then, shares have moved higher and hit a new 52-week high of $36.78 on October 23.

Pfizer Inc. (PFE)'s distance from 200 day simple moving average is 5.6 percent, its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 1.42 percent, while its distance from 20 day simple moving average is -1.5 percent. The company has a market cap of $209.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.75 and a beta of 1.00.

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) belonging to the Healthcare sector has declined -0.39% and closed its last trading session at $35.6.

The company is expected to report earnings of $0.65 a share for the next quarter. The business had revenue of $12.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.08 billion. Pfizer had a return on equity of 24.51% and a net margin of 15.84%.

That division's products include Centrum, Advil, and Chapstick lip balm, among others, and accounted for $3.4 billion in revenue in 2016 according to the company. During the same quarter past year, the business posted $0.64 EPS. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.01. If you are accessing this story on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright laws.

Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has been given an average recommendation of "Hold" by the twenty-three brokerages that are covering the firm, reports.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Friday, November 11th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. (NYSE:PFE) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, November 29 by Barclays Capital. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.95%. Pfizer's dividend payout ratio is now 94.12%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Pfizer will post $2.56 earnings per share for the current year. In terms of recent volatility, the average for the month is 1.16% and 1.35% for the past week. The First National Bank Of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services holds 125,065 shares with $4.20M value, up from 94,415 last quarter. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Sally Susman sold 38,230 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 145,649 shares in the company, valued at $5,097,715. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 01, 2017. The company's shares were given away at $34 per share worth to an income of some $249,900 on account of Mackenzie Alexander R. Naples Global Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Pfizer by 0.3% in the 1st quarter. Northstar Group Inc. now owns 8,602 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $289,000 after acquiring an additional 35 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Pfizer by 2.3% in the second quarter. Evanson Asset Management LLC now owns 15,442 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $528,000 after purchasing an additional 741 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Pfizer in the second quarter valued at about $268,389,000. 66,061 were accumulated by First Eagle Inv Management Ltd. Aristotle Cap Ltd Llc holds 78,451 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 3,650 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 541 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position in shares of Pfizer by 42.1% in the second quarter. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 464,521 shares of company stock valued at $15,813,961. Cwm Limited Liability Company invested in 309,250 shares. The company has the market capitalization of $212.84B while its P/B ratio was 3.64. The Company's primary business is the ownership and operation of manufactured home communities, including leasing manufactured home sites to private manufactured home owners.

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